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Doug Thomas

Since founding NOOX — or North of Oxford St., a record label, production company and recording studio — in 2014, Doug has released numerous solo projects — including Short Stories, Vol. 1&2, and the triptych Angles, Cassiopeia and Shapes. For Ballades, he has collaborated with Piano & Coffee Co. as well as pianists Marta Cascales Alimbau, Manos Milonakis, Marek Votruba and Muriël Bostdorp. The Seasons is a collaborative homage to the music of Tchaikovsky; it features twelve pianists from around the world — including Simeon Walker, Garreth Broke and Dominique Charpentier. For Grace, he has collaborated with Sonder House and pianist/cellist Jesse Brown. Portraits, is another homage to his inspirations — and has been released in collaboration with Lonely Swallow and Affan. Studia is the first volume of a collection of contemporary piano études — released with the Italian label Blue Spiral Records (BSR) and featuring Angelo Villari. His latest release with the same label, Anxiety/Serenity (featuring the harp of Mary Dunsford), is a response to the situation that the world experienced in this first quarter of 2020, through the spread of the COVID-19.

As a writer Doug publishes articles, interviews and reviews, and is a contributor for Interlude as well as a guest writer on The Cross-Eyed Pianist and ArtMuseLondon.

“Music allows me to express ideas and feelings in a unique way. Each piece I compose is an attempt in finding balance between interest and beauty, within the limits of my own language and experience. I like the idea that music can provide us with an alternative to our daily life, whether it completes it or helps us take some distance from it.”

www.dougthomas.co.uk
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Contributed Posts
Apr 19, 2021 Piano, Guitar: The Co-Parents of Music
Apr 5, 2021 Why Classics Are, Classics
Mar 22, 2021 The Habit of Creation
Mar 8, 2021 Avoiding Our Peers
Feb 22, 2021 Consonance & Dissonance
Jan 18, 2021 The Creativity of Laziness
Jan 11, 2021 The MAYA Principle
Jan 4, 2021 The Spirits of Music
Dec 14, 2020 Collaboration: A One-Person Job
Dec 7, 2020 History Repeats Itself
Is It an Issue When Musicians Focus on the Release of Small Scale Recorded Projects Instead of Complete Ablums?